You might have seen the news that Microsoft has unveiled xCloud, a streaming service that will let you play Xbox One games on smartphones, tablets and basically anything that can connect to the internet. This comes after EA announced in June that they would launch a game streaming service as part of their clunkily titled EA Origin Access Premier offering. And Sony already offer a streaming service for PS2, PS3 and a limited number of PS4 games in the form of PlayStation Now. Even Nintendo, dear old online-phobic Nintendo, has a couple of streaming-only games on the Switch courtesy of streaming version of Resident Evil 7 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - although these are currently only available in Japan. In short, streaming is so hip right now. But is it any good? Will it take off? And what impact will it have on the games industry?Hold on, hasn’t streaming been done already?OK, first things first, video game streaming is not a new phenomenon. OnLive launched … [Read more...] about Is streaming the future of video games? And can it even work?
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The growth of free games and the impact that they’ll Whether you believe that the best things in life are free or that there's no such thing as a free lunch, there are arguments to support both opinions when it comes to free mobile games. But before we get into this debate, time for a little background. The phenomenon of the free game has very much grown up alongside the development of mobile technology and the seemingly unstoppable progress of the app. The very first games that were free to download and play on your mobile were simple and fairly uninvolving, often no more complex than titles like Tetris and designed to fill in time rather than to provide a fully immersive and engaging experience. So replayabilty was always limited and player expectations were low. However, app and game developers soon realised that they would be facing a continuous battle to increase the quality of the games they produced. The increasing sophistication of mobile devices and the expectations of … [Read more...] about The growth of free games and the impact that they’ll have on the gaming industry
The Games With Gold June 2018 lineup might not be the most bombastic in GwG history, but boy howdy if it doesn't have some good (albeit somewhat under-the-radar) games. There's a wide variety to enjoy of titles to enjoy this month, whether you're seeking adventure or just another hot lap around the track. Shall we take a look?Remember: any games you choose to download during their availability period will remain accessible so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership. And don't forget too that any Xbox 360 games made available through Games With Gold are also backwards compatible with Xbox One.Best Xbox One GamesJune 2018 free Games With Gold gamesAssassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (Xbox One) - Available: June 1 - 30The Assassins go 2D (well, 3D models moving alone a 2D plane) in this off-shoot from the main Assassin's Creed series. Where the main games are large, open-world affairs where you can go anywhere and do just about anything, the Chronicles games are more focused … [Read more...] about Xbox Games with Gold for June 2018 is a time for gods and hedgehogs
Will your game survive the onslaught of streaming and youtubers and less players we’re going to talk about why it might not coming up. What’s going on guys Tim Ruswick here from Game Dev Underground gdu.io helping you build finish and launch better games. Today we’re talking about streaming. Specifically streamers on Twitch or Let’s Players on YouTube or any one part of the influencer economy that kind of plays games online for other people to watch. (Video Transcription) Now this was brought to my attention actually by a Reddit post it was an AMA on Reddit and I was reading through it by a game developer who was traveling the world making games which I think is awesome. And they were talking about they use the words Survive Streaming and that really really got me to think like of a story when my girlfriend and I we were we were hanging out we were watching Markiplier one day right-wing Resident Evil biohazard came out. He was doing a full playthrough of it. I … [Read more...] about Will Your Game “Survive Streaming”?
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